Baldinger: Eagles best player
I don't think there's any question that Brian Westbrook is the key for the
. He's the toughest guy on the team, and with the loss of veterans Jon Runyan and Brian Dawkins, he's now the official team leader as well. When he speaks up, everyone listens. He has the complete respect of everyone in that locker room.
Westbrook is just so tough. Whatever his situation is, he plays and gives it everything he's got. And, he's the
' best player.
I do believe a great majority of this whole team's success is all on the shoulders of Westbrook.
I expect a very good year out of Westbrook, too. I think missing training camp could be the best thing for him. His whole game is quickness, and if his ankles or knees aren't right -- as we saw in the middle of the season last year -- he's a pretty ineffective player. But when he has his legs underneath him, he's as good as anyone in this league.
really don't need Westbrook during the preseason.
runs the toughest training camp in the NFL, and Westbrook doesn't need to be hit or tackled. Westbrook just needs to be ready on Sept. 13 against the